Photo credit: Hex artwork (Photo courtesy of National Theatre)

‘Hex’ at National Theatre announces full cast, three new songs released

The Sleeping Beauty musical begins performances in December.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Ahead of the world premiere of Hex at the National Theatre this Christmas, the full cast and three songs from the musical have been released. Hex runs in the Olivier Theatre from 4 December - 12 January.

Hex is an original retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, which explores the fairy placing a jinx on the baby. Hex is by Tanya Rodder, with music by Jim Fortune and lyrics and direction by Rufus Norris.

Joining Rosalie Craig as the Fairy are Tamsin Carroll as Queenie, Michael Elcock as Bert and Kat Ronney as Rose. The Hex cast is completed by Christopher Akrill, Delroy Atkinson, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Madeline Charlemagne, Ebony Clarke, Sonya Cullingford, Hanna Dimtsu, Tamsin Dowsett, Joe Foster, Ben Goffe, Eleanor Kane, Daisy Maywood, Kody Mortimer, Joseph Prouse, Shaq Taylor and Sargon Yelda.

The Hex creative team includes designs by Katrina Lindsay, choreography by Jade Hackett, orchestrations by Simon Hale, music supervision by Marc Tritschler, music direction by Tarek Merchant, lighting design by Paul Anderson, consultant choreography by Bill Deamer, sound design by Simon Baker and video design by Ash Woodward.

As well as the full Hex cast being announced, three songs from Hex have also been released today. The three songs are: 

Probly: Sung by the Fairy, Rosalie Craig, who has been invited to the Palace to bless the new baby.
Sixteen: Sung by Rose, Kat Ronney, the night before she turns 16 as she dreams of breaking free from palace life. 
In The Middle: Sung by the Fairy and Queenie, Rosalie Craig and Tamsin Carroll. In this song, the Fairy tries to teach Queenie to trust her maternal instincts. 

Hex is at the National Theatre from 4 December.

Photo credit: Hex artwork (Photo courtesy of National Theatre)


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